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The birds of India : being a natural history of all the birds known to inhabit continental India, with descriptions of the species, genera, families, tribes, and orders, and a brief notice of such families as are not found in India, making it a manual of ornithology specially adapted for India (1862)



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Author: Jerdon, T. C. (Thomas Claverhill), 1811-1872
Volume: 3
Subject: Birds -- India
Publisher: Calcutta : Printed for the Author by the Military Orphan Press
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English
Call number: b1138411
Digitizing sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor: American Museum of Natural History Library
Collection: biodiversity; americanmuseumnaturalhistory; americana
Scanfactors: 7

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Reviewer: shyamal - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 29, 2008
Subject: A classic
Jerdon was one of those typical Victorian physicians with an interest in birds. Influenced by Swainson's quinarian classification and a keen member of the scholarly societies but working from India, collecting the local names for birds and documenting them. His work is a classic that every ornithologist in India has to review.

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